Sony vs. Microsoft - Next Gen

Sony and Microsoft are the two leading console developers with the Playstation 3 and the Xbox 360. Since the release of both consoles, with online gaming, the two companies have been at each other, each of them wanting more players and to become the number one leading console.

With Sony and Microsoft each wanting their franchises to earn as much money as possible before they release their next-generation consoles, they will also be waiting for the other company to blink. Sony and Microsoft did this with the Playstation 3 and the Xbox 360. Everyone was anxious to know which would be released first, many rumours circled the internet and word of mouth until the Xbox 360 was released in 2005, hard-drive-less.

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Wizziokid2159d ago

What is the point of this?

we no nothing about either platform and the article offers no information but to ask people to decide what will happen... flame article is hot but this is just asking for the inferno

Telepot2159d ago

It's simply about what's happening behind the curtain and what we think they will do based on their actions of the previous generation.

HarryMasonHerpderp2159d ago

I don't think you can compare it to last gen.
Too much has changed and the gaming market is completely different now than where it was at the end of PS2 and the original Xbox.
It's a whole new ball game now where everything is going digital and there is a thriving online community.

StraightedgeSES2159d ago (Edited 2159d ago )

In previous Gens People cared about games. this gen and next gen people only care about the graphics.

darthv722159d ago

wont be about MS vs sony. It never was this gen. It was more about the fan base and their bitter rivalry.

From the company perspective, MS and sony are more friends than they are enemies. We like to put them in more traditional good vs evil roles because it makes more sense to us as consumers.

Next gen will be the same.

Objective2158d ago

@ Straightedge

You are right. People downplayed graphics and talked about games last gen because PS2 was clearly inferior to Xbox in the graphics department. This gen, these same people believe the PS3 is somehow graphically superior, so it is all about graphics now.

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avengers19782158d ago

THis is clearly to get us attacking eachother about something no one knows anything about that is a 100% fact.
I'll wait till they both come out then I'll talk crap.

ALLWRONG2159d ago

"Sony and Microsoft are the two leading console developers" Nintendo would disagree.

Captain Qwark 92159d ago

lol thats exactly what i thought. just becuase "core" gamers prefer these two doesnt make them the leaders. last i checked the wii still has many million units ahead of each ( even with getting outsold the last year by both the gap is still crazy wide )

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Captain Qwark 92159d ago


dude just becase im stating facts doesnt mean im a nintendo fanboys and love my wii lol you shouldnt jump to conclusions and take it so personally.

the wii is a useless toy but it is still technically the leading console which makes neither sony or ms "the two leading console developers" at their respective 2nd and 3rd place spots. nothing about those positions is leading

hellvaguy2157d ago

Overall software sales from Ps3 and 360 would also disagree about Nintendo console sales (which hold little to no profit).

ALLWRONG2157d ago

Nintendo sells more games

Sanquine902159d ago

NO NO do not start flame world war 3

moparful992159d ago

As long as people reply with tact and respect others opinions it should be a great debate.. It's safe to say that neither company will be dropping out of the console market anytime soon.. Both are way to invested and have large userbases, the bitterness should be non existent. Coke and pepsi, mcdonalds and burger king, dish and direc tv all coexist so why can't microsoft and sony?

ATi_Elite2159d ago

Because Coke and Pepsi, McDonalds and Burger King etc. don't have Rabid Venomous over zealous fanboys who will lock onto a keyboard with the grip of a pitbull and flaim you repeatedly if you say even the slightest thing that suggest their console can't cure cancer!

Perfect Example:

anybody: "I just don't like the shape of the PlayBox controller, doesn't work good for me"

Rabid Fanboy: "WHAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAT Die you moron, Your just a PlayBox hater, the controller has been tested for a million hours and company XY spent $200 million dollars making sure the entire world liked it! I'm taking all your bubbles and then I'm gonna report you and get you banned for a week"!

ATi_Elite2159d ago

(Rolls Eyes) "Here We Go Again"

Oh boy i just can't wait to hear Flame Wars about:

Pre-order numbers
weekly Hardware sales figures
online MP cost
games sold
multi-plat graphics comparisons
blah blah blah blah

all over again!!

(just when things were getting nice and quiet)

LostDjinn2159d ago (Edited 2159d ago )

A hack site hit hunting?
You don't see that everyday.

Telepot2159d ago

And where does it state that it is a hack site? It has a hacking category within it because hacking is big in the (console) gaming community and it is the source of quite a bit of news.

moparful992159d ago

Whatever happens I don't see Sony allowing Microsoft the one year advantage they enjoyed with the 360. Sony has proven that they belong in the home console market and I have all the confidence that they will make the right choices with the ps4..

Fishy Fingers2159d ago

Sony have already been clear on that, the next gen consoles will release in the same window. No more head starts.

FrigidDARKNESS2159d ago

A Sony exec said they have no plans to show the ps4 at e3 2013 which points to a 2014 release.

Christopher2159d ago (Edited 2159d ago )

And the same with MS considering their recent supposed release on their console plans and the comments made by analysts.

So, next year's E3 will either be about the same as this year or will start the decline of this gen by showing the next-gen consoles for release in 2014 (or Holiday 2013).

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